The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead ★★ 1994 (R)

Depicts the Vietnam War from the perspectives of four black and one white Marine assigned to rescue POWs from a North Vietnam camp in 1972. Fairly routine story with stock characters (by-the-book sergeant, family man, naive youngster, cynical hustler) and flashbacks to depict their back home struggles. Cast tries but is defeated by a one-dimensional script. 89m/C VHS . Joe Morton, Eddie Griffin, Allen Payne, Vonte Sweet, Roger Floyd; D: Preston A. Whitmore II; W: Preston A. Whitmore II; C: John L. (Ndiaga) Demps Jr.; M: Gary Chang.